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Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury deaths for people 65 years of age and older, According to currently available statistics 3 in 5 people over the age of 65 will have a fall of some kind in or around the house a worry as we move into winter. Most elderly people cherish their independence and will do just about anything to keep it. Because many older adults have mild to moderate sensory deficits, balance issues, memory loss or other cognitive deficits, it is important to evaluate their safety at home. Sometimes a simple device in the home is all that is needed to keep them safe and independent.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Do You worry that your parents have physical or judgment deficits which impact their safety? What happens if they have a fall and are incapacitated how are they going to let a family member, friend or neighbor know they have had an accident or are incapacitated?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  What are the options available? You have the pendant/bracelet medical alarm that the senior has to activate to get help this is an effective system as long as the person remembers to wear said article but what happens if they fall when not wearing the alarm and cannot get to it. The only other option is an alarm monitor that has been programmed to look for movement within an environment at certain times of the day such as breakfast time, lunch time and dinner time. When the monitor does not detects movement when there should be it the kicks into action by sending a text message to family, friends and neighbours alerting them to check as “No movement detected”. It will raise the alarm when our loved one can’t.

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